Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday appointed Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) founder Morris Chang (張忠謀) as Taiwan’s representative to the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, the sixth time the retired businessman has taken on the role.
Chang will attend this year’s APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting scheduled to be held in Bangkok from Nov. 18-19.
The 91-year-old TSMC founder is serving as Taiwan’s APEC representative for the sixth time, including five times under the Tsai administration from 2018-2021 and once under former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) in 2006.
Taiwan’s Presidential Office said that a delegation of ministerial officials would also attend the APEC summit to participate in relevant meetings.
According to the APEC Secretariat, starting Nov. 14, a series of gatherings will take place in the lead-up to the economic leaders’ meeting, including a ministerial meeting of trade and foreign affairs ministers.
Taiwan joined the APEC in 1991 under the name “Chinese Taipei.”
(By Teng Pei-ju)
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